Churches & Social Media

Meredith Gould is the author of The Social Media Gospel: Sharing the Good News in New Ways, which I named as one of my top books of 2013.  On a more personal level, I have benefited from her wisdom as a communications consultant and as the founder and frequent host of #chsocm. As the World Cup has progressed, I have been involved in more conversations about social media than usual.  Interestingly, this has even carried over into church life and conversation.  During this time I stumbled upon Read More …

Top 10 Books of 2013

Each year (see 2010, 2011, 2012) I share a list of my top ten books published that year.  Creating this year's list was both a challenge and a joy. Rob Bell What We Talk About When We Talk About God Wendy Cadge Paging God: Religion in the Halls of Medicine  Lillian Daniel When Spiritual but Not Religious is Not Enough: Seeing God in Surprising Places, Even the Church Meredith Gould The Social Media Gospel: Sharing the Good News in New Ways Galen Guengerich God Read More …

Review of The Social Media Gospel

Meet the Author Meredith Gould labels herself a "sociologist by training (Ph.D., NYU), educator by experience, consultant by preference."  A marketing communications professional with decades of secular experience, Gould now focuses on counseling churches and mission-based organizations about how to thrive in the digital age.  Gould is the founder and moderator of #ChSocM, which is a weekly Twitter-based chat about why and how to use social media to build church and faith.  Additionally, she Read More …

Recent Reading

I have written over 200 book reviews on this blog since the summer of 2009.  On this the first Monday (some of my regular readers are aware my new book reviews are more likely to appear on Monday than any other day of the week) following Easter, instead of my normal reviews I offer a list of five books I have read recently (listed by rating, on a scale of 5.0). (5) The Word Made Fresh: Communicating Church and Faith Today by Meredith Gould (2009) (4.5) The Definitive-ish Guide for Using Read More …